how do I edit startup file in Windows 7?

How do I edit Startup file in Win 7??

Hi Gaylan,

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Based on the description it looks like you are trying to change the startup items, it would be great if you can reply to these questions in order to assist you further.


1.     Are you trying to edit the startup items or disable?

2.     Are you facing any issue with Windows 7 operating system?


You can change the startup programs using system configuration (msconfig).

Follow these steps:

a. Go to start and type in msconfig in the search box and press enter.
b. If prompted, click on Continue for the UAC prompt, or type in the administrator's password.
c. Click on the Startup tab.
d. To disable a startup program, select a listed startup program and uncheck it.
e. Repeat to disable anymore listed startup programs.
f. Click on Apply and OK.
g. Click on the Restart button to apply.


How to troubleshoot problems using clean boot in Windows 7: 

Note: Once the troubleshooting is done, make sure that you try the step 7 in the article to reset the computer as usual


I would suggest you to refer the following Microsoft article “Suggestions for asking a question on help forums”:

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Last updated April 28, 2019 Views 3,439 Applies to: